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Kentucky guard Adou Thiero (3) fights for control of the ball during the No. 17 Kentucky vs. No. 1 Kansas mens basketball game on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2023, in the State Farm Champions Classic at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. Photo by Brady Saylor | Staff

PHOTOS: Kentucky men’s basketball suffers 89-84 loss against Kansas in Champions Classic

Brady Saylor, Photojournalist November 16, 2023

No. 17 Kentucky men's basketball (2-1) suffered a 89-84 defeat against No. 1 Kansas (3-0) in the State Farm Champions Classic on Tuesday in the United Center in Chicago, Illinois.

Kentucky Wildcats guard Sahvir Wheeler (2) dribbles up the court during the No. 4 Kentucky vs. Michigan State Champions Classic mens basketball game on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022, at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Michigan State won 86-77 in the second overtime. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Column: Kentucky’s loss to Michigan State has a silver lining

Samantha Money, Assistant Sports Editor November 17, 2022

The Wildcats had plenty of missed opportunities on Tuesday against the Michigan State Spartans, shooting only 39% in field goals and 67% from the free throw line. That said, it's hard to be frustrated...

Kentucky Wildcats guard Cason Wallace (22) shoots the ball during the No. 4 Kentucky vs. Michigan State Champions Classic mens basketball game on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022, at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Michigan State won 86-77 in the second overtime. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

No. 4 Kentucky falters in double overtime, loses Champions Classic game against Michigan State 86-77

Cole Parke, Sports Editor November 15, 2022

No. 4 Kentucky mens basketball (2-1) fell apart in double overtime, being defeated by Michigan State 86-77 in the Champions Classic on Tuesday. The loss saw the Wildcats fall to 1-5 in their last six...

Kentucky Wildcats forward Oscar Tshiebwe (34) celebrates after drawing a foul on a rebound during the UK vs. Duke men’s basketball game as part of the State Farm Champions Classic on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021, at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York. Duke won 79-71. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

A look back on Kentucky basketball’s most notable Champions Classic performances

Drew Johnson, Reporter November 15, 2022

The 2022 Champions Classic is set to mark the 12th annual edition of the event this Tuesday with the event kicking off with No. 4 Kentucky facing Michigan State in Indianapolis. The matchup is Kentucky's...

Kentucky Wildcats forward Keion Brooks Jr. (12) drives for a layup during the UK vs. Duke men’s basketball game as part of the State Farm Champions Classic on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021, at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York. Duke won 79-71. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Kentucky comeback falls short, Cats fall to Duke 79-71

Barkley Truax November 10, 2021

Kentucky opened their season against the Duke Blue Devils inside Madison Square Garden, but came up short 79-71 despite a late rally.“You have to give credit to Kentucky. They really played good defense...

LaPhonso Ellis (left) and Seth Greenberg speak to reporters before the State Farm Champions Classic on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021, at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Seth Greenberg and LaPhonso Ellis preview Champions Classic

Barkley Truax November 9, 2021

Ahead of the State Farm Champions Classic between No. 3 Kansas vs. Michigan State and No. 10 Kentucky vs. No. 9 Duke, ESPN’s Seth Greenberg and LaPhonso Ellis previewed the match up between the Blue...

Kansas sophomore guard Marcus Garrett floats the ball to the basket during the game against Kentucky on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won with a final score of 71-63. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

Kentucky looks to rebound from Richmond loss against Kansas at the Champions Classic

Eric Decker December 1, 2020

John Calipari have always welcomed the challenge of playing the best teams in the nation as a maturity test for his teenage teams. The annual State Farm Champions Classic is typically the first of these...

Kentucky head coach John Calipari discusses a play with his team during a timeout in the game against Florida on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 65-59. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

NCAA Division One Council sets College Basketball start date

Hunter Shelton September 16, 2020

The uncertainty of college basketball’s start date is no more; but it is later than typical.The NCAA Division 1 Council voted today to push the start of the 2020-2021 season back from November 10th as...

Head coach John Calipari of the Kentucky Wildcats yells at his team during the game against Kansas on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 in Lexington, Ky. Kansas defeated Kentucky 65-61. Photo by Carter Gossett | Staff

Cats need work in late game situations after falling short to Kansas

Chris Leach November 15, 2017

There are many things the UK basketball team needs to work on before March Madness, but first and foremost, head coach John Calipari wants to figure out what to do in late game situations.The Cats were...

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Between the Blue and White Lines: Champion’s Classic and Name-Dropping

Kernel Sports Staff November 14, 2017

For this week's podcast, the crew talks about what they've seen so from from UK men's basketball and looks ahead to the Champions Classic. They also talk about UK football's win over Vanderbilt.

Kentucky head coach John Calipari yells at the wildcats during the Kentucky Cares Classic charity game against Morehead State at Rupp Arena on Monday, October 30, 2017 in Lexington, Ky. Kentucky won 92 to 67. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

UK takes No. 5 spot in preseason poll

Kernel Sports Staff November 1, 2017

With basketball season almost a week away, the UK men’s basketball team was ranked in the No. 5 spot in the Associated Press’ preseason Top 25 poll.It’s the seventh straight season that the Cats...

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